You've identified a couple of "known" issues with the HR2x scheduler. The numbers in the PRIORITIZER lines are supposed to show how many shows are actually scheduled to RECORD. This broke under 0x0290, and I reported it as an issue during beta. You might want to report this as well in the National Release 0x0290 "issues" thread.
What do the (#) numbers mean in the priotizer lines?
Why is Notre Dame not being selected to record?
If there are 6 First Run Jon ANd Kate dates, why is only 1 recording?
The Notre Dame and Jon and Kates should eventually be scheduled. This is a longstanding AUTORECORD issue.It sometimes takes days for AUTORECORDS to properly populate the TODO list. The good news is that 99% of the time, they will populate and record, but sometimes you won't see them scheduled until the day of the recording. If you read back in this thread, you'll see several complaints about this.
I'm hopeful that DirecTV is working on new software that will allow us to immediately see the results of our recording scheduling actions or PRIORITIZER changes in the TODO list, but I have no first-hand knowledge that this is the case.